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Murphy's Resort at Estes Park
Ranked #4 of 29 Hotels in Estes Park
Certificate of Excellence
Round Rock, Texas
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Place near the Rockies”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

The place has a great setting in the mountains and a short walk from to the Estes Lake River trail that leads to downtown. The rooms have been restored nicely and are clean with nice beds, furniture, and a flat screen TV. We stayed with our dogs in one of their dog friendly rooms and had a great time. We would certainly go back. Nothing fancy, but well done and nice family-freindly amenities in a good location.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
We are glad you loved Murphy's Resort. It is great to hear the dog room worked out so well for you.
Many love to travel with their dogs, so we are glad it worked out. Many love to walk their dogs around Lake Estes. We are walking distance to the path/sidewalk around Lake Estes.
Our Resort has so many options to help create a wonderful vacation. We hope you stay again.
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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2014

My two daughters and I decided to try Murphy's Resort instead of one of the many chains in the area. We were glad we did. The price was right and the room was spacious and clean. The staff was great - even helped us get a picture on the rocking horse in front of the hotel! My sister called the hotel, before we arrived, to see if they could arrange for a bottle of wine to be put in the room for my daughters' birthdays. She said they were very friendly and great to work with. The wine and two cards were in the room when we got there. If I were to make one suggestion - it would be to add another mirror in the room (a full length mirror would have been helpful). Hard for three people to get ready with one mirror. Other than that it was a great hotel and we plan to stay there again the next time we're in Estes Park.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
We are very happy you had a wonderful experience at our Resort. We love
to hear our staff helped create that excellent experience. It's great
our staff could help your sister surprise you. We can definitely add
that full length mirror. We would love to have you stay again.
We love it that you were able to create awesome memories.
Please stay at Murphy's Resort again and thank you for the review.
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Columbus, Nebraska, United States
1 review
Reviewed 26 August 2014

The day we arrived in the room. Our three year old finds a dirty sock under the bed. So my husband looks under the skirt to also find an old receipt. So we question if our room was cleaned well. Also when we were at the pool. There were old band aids near the side of the pool. Not in just one area. The breakfast was not the greatest either for the resort. Some of the things that were nice. The rooms are big, and there is a playground for children to play on. Fun to go swimming in August, and be able to see the mountains around us.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
At Murphy's Resort our staff strives to create an awesome welcoming place to stay. I have personally worked by my housekeeping staff and they give their heart and soul to our Resort.
I could not keep up with them. They know how to clean and make the beds perfect.
Our cleaning staff is amazing. Many have been with us for 4 years because they started working for us at our sister hotel Murphy's River Lodge. I know they would never intentionally leave a sock and receipt in a room. If for any reason a guest thinks their room is not clean definitely tell the front desk, they will take care of it immediately. Please never wonder about a clean room. As for the band aides by the pool, there are many people and children swimming and possibly they fell off and were set aside. We have Doug cleaning the pool everyday. He has been certified to clean pools and takes care of our pools. He took classes for pools and our manager Bruce also is certified. Doug takes care of both of our pools and is very competent. There is a lot to do to take care of a pool such as keeping the water in balance etc. Doug is awesome at his job. If anyone every sees something that is not quite to their own standards, then it's not to our staffs standards either. Please tell someone so they can take care of the problem immediately.
Our staff will instantly take care of problems so that they can flip the situation and enable guests to have a positive experience. Our staff strives to make Murphy's Resort a place where awesome experiences are created. Our staff wants everyone to be able to create their own outstanding experience. Murphy's Resort has been open for just a little over a year and the transformation has be incredible. We believe Good Things are Going On at Murphy's Resort.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Quite central to the Estes Park hub. The rate was reasonable with breakfast and secure parking included. The staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were spacious and clean. What more do you want? It is also walking distance from the free Estes Park shuttle.

The rooms are equipped with a coffee maker and that was a plus too.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Thank you for your compliments of our Resort. It's great to hear about your positive experience.
We are so happy to hear wonderful comments once again. We hope you stay again.
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Loveland, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Returning to Murphy's Resort was very special for me this year as Kay Darrah took the Ice Bucket Challenge in memory of her father Toby who died 4 years ago, after a courageous battle, from ALS. The fun with my sons Walker and Creighton and their buddy as we cruised the Elk Horn Ave. downtown in our Mustangs w/the tops down. All made a special weekend in Estes thanks to Lorretta, Eliza, Bruce, Annette, Doug and Beau. Thank you all for providing such excellent customer service, attention to detail and helpful insights as well. BE SURE to visit Sgt. Pepper's in the downtown area. It is one of the most unique music stores/clothing/novelty item stores I have ever been in. And the Resort has discount cards to use in that store as well as free margeritas next door at the Grumpy Gringo and discounts to the Chop House. All in walking distance of the Resort. The huge "Rocking Horse" was also a nice touch and a photo provided by the Resort capped off a wonderful experience for my entire family and friends. We will definately be back again to enjoy another round of "Murphy Resort hospitality and customer service." Tell your friends...they WON'T be disappointed.

Room Tip: The Lake Estes rooms were great but we also noticed other "theme" rooms including Marilyn...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
We are very happy you were able to create awesome memories at Murphy's Resort. We do have awesome managers and staff. They are always there to help our guests create memories that last
a life time. Good things are going on at Murphy's Resort.
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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

My friend and I stayed at Murphy's Resort the weekend of August 1st, 2014. We were in Estes Park for a friend's wedding. But we both wanted to bike a couple of days and I have to tell you that Murphy's Resort was the perfect location for that! We took the bike bath to Estes Park Lake from the resort, with road bikes. We rode on the North side of the lake towards downtown. We then crossed the street to ride Devil's Gulch Road, it circled back to Murphy's Resort. It was beautiful and so peaceful! The next day we decided we wanted to ride up Hwy 36, that was challenging but again it was so beautiful!

It was super easy to take the Estes Park free shuttle to the shopping & restaurants. You simply walk next door to the Grumpy Gringo restaurant for the shuttle. We arrived late on Friday but we were able to have a great dinner at Mama Roses, yummy! Then we walked to Lonigans for some karaoke. We ended up staying late and took a taxi back to Murphy's Resort.

The BEDS and PILLOWS are the BEST! The room was very clean, a/c worked great (not like we really needed it), microwave, coffee pot and mini fridge were a plus! We also had views of the lake and mountains. Oh and it was so quiet.

This place would be so perfect for kids, SO many different activities. And I remember seeing multiple grills too. The outdoor pool looked nice although we didn't have time to use it.
All of the staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was much more than I thought it would be. There are hundreds of DVD's to watch at no cost. We thought it was so nice that they took a picture of us on their big rocking horse, printed it and framed the photo.

My friend and I plan to go back again very soon. We both had so much more fun than we thought we would have! Thank you Murphy's Resort, we truly have some great memories from Estes Park!

Room Tip: I don't think there is a bad room on the resort. We faced the lake but you can probably see the...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
It's great you had a wonderful time in Estes Park, It is true Estes Park is a great mountain town with plenty of things to do. Murphy's Resort is a very fun and comfortable place with lots to do. Thank you for all your descriptive details of our Resort we really appreciate it. We would love to have you stay again. Murphy's Resort is a wonderful place to stay after a busy day and like you said our staff make everyones stay awesome, fun and relaxing. We continue to improve and add even more extras.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We have been very impressed with this particular resort. Wish we can stay longer! Very clean and comfortable, friendly and knowledgeable staff, close to everything. Many things to do, like volleyball, swimming and Jacuzzi, horseshoes, Bochi, complimentary DVD's, indoor hot tub, gas grills, picnic areas, playground area for kids, beautiful views of the mountains. Great Birthday getaway!!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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MurphysHotels, Owner at Murphy's Resort at Estes Park, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
We are very happy you loved our Resort. Thank you so much for mentioning all the fun things we have to do. We continue to add more fun activities. We are glad our Resort helped you create fun and lasting memories. Thank you for your review and we hope you stay at Murphy's Resort again.
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Property: Murphy's Resort at Estes Park
Address: 1650 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8938
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Region: United States > Colorado > Estes Park
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Estes Park
#6 Romantic Hotel in Estes Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Murphy's Resort at Estes Park 3*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Murphy's Resort at Estes Park is near Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Local points of interest like the Estes Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park Conference Center and Lake Estes are minutes from this Estes Park, CO hotel.Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy being close to recreation areas like Rocky Mountain National Park that offers unparalleled scenery, numerous hiking and walking trails, lush valleys, a variety of wildlife and more. Several trails, horse stables and bike paths are close by. Hotel features include:Free continental breakfast Free wireless high-speed Internet, Some rooms are Pet-friendly. Guests of this Estes Park, CO hotel can also enjoy the seasonal outdoor heated pool, indoor hot tub, exercise room and children's playground during their stay.All guest rooms have coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, safes, flat screen TV's, DVD players and cable television. Select rooms also have kitchen facilities, sofa sleepers, whirlpool bathtubs and spacious work desks, some offer great lake views. Connecting rooms can be requested.Laundry facilities are located on the premises. Ample free parking is provided and can accommodate most cars, trucks or buses.If you are looking for countless amenities and inviting accommodations, Murphy's Resort is the perfect place to call home in Colorado. We are close to a number of attractions and have an outstanding staff. ... more   less 
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